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The Age of Stress - Science and the Search for Stability (Hardcover) Loot Price: R1,614
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The Age of Stress - Science and the Search for Stability (Hardcover): Mark Jackson

The Age of Stress - Science and the Search for Stability (Hardcover)

Mark Jackson

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We are living in a stressful world. Despite our familiarity with the notion, stress remains an elusive concept. In The Age of Stress, Mark Jackson explores the history of scientific studies of stress in the modern world. In particular, he reveals how the science that legitimates and fuels current anxieties about stress has been shaped by a wide range of socio-political and cultural, as well as biological, factors: stress, he argues, is both a condition and a metaphor. This approach is not designed or intended to deny the reality of stress in people's lives, or to undermine the validity of scientific investigations. Rather, Jackson suggests that if we are to comprehend the ubiquity and impact of stress in our own times, or to explain how stress has commandeered such a central place in the modern imagination, we need to understand not only the evolution of the medical science and technology that has gradually uncovered the biological pathways between stress and disease in recent decades, but also the shifting political and cultural contexts that have invested that scientific knowledge with meaning and authority. In particular, he argues that we need to acknowledge the manner in which our obsessions with the relationship between stress and disease are the product of broader historical concerns about the preservation of personal and political, as well as physiological, stability.

General

Imprint: Oxford UniversityPress
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: March 2013
First published: May 2013
Authors: Mark Jackson
Dimensions: 241 x 162 x 23mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 326
ISBN-13: 978-0-19-958862-6
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Social sciences > Psychology
Books > Medicine > General issues
Books > Science & Mathematics > Science: general issues
Books > Humanities > History > World history
Books > Social sciences > Psychology > General
Books > Medicine > General issues > History of medicine
Books > Science & Mathematics > Science: general issues > History of science
Books > Humanities > History > World history > From 1900
Books > Humanities > History > World history > From 1900 > General
Books > History > World history
Books > History > World history > From 1900
Books > History > World history > From 1900 > General
LSN: 0-19-958862-7
Barcode: 9780199588626

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